|Diana Clarke 7July2010 - National Yiddish Book Center|
Diana Clarke discusses her path to Yiddish studies, involvement with the internship program and cultural influences of the language. She talks about Yiddish literature, finding a Yiddish community, arguing in Yiddish and the challenges of incorporating Yiddish in life. To cite this interview: Diana Clarke Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nora Feinstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 7, 2010...
Keywords: yiddish education; yiddishkeit; writing in yiddish; jewish cultural influences; creative writing; benefits of learning yiddish; challenges of learning yiddish; yiddish literature; elgenboygn
|Penina Glazer 16june2010 Yiddish Book Center|
Penina Glazer - long-time board member at the Yiddish Book Center and professor emerita of History at Hampshire College - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 16, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Penina begins by speaking about her family's life in Eastern Europe and their journey to the United States. Her mother, from Belarus, was the daughter of a shoykhet (kosher butcher). Penina tells the story of how her grandfather became a shoykhet by convincing the rabbonim (local ra...
Keywords: Brooklyn; Zionism; 1930s; Depression; Aliyah; Farms; Kibbutz; Co-op; New Jersey; New Deal; Homesteads; shokhet; yiddishkeit; Hampshire College; women in Academia; Northampton; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Nora Feinstein 23july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Nora Feinstein, 2010 participant in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nora grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Reform Jewish life. National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) was a defining aspect of her high school life. She describes herself as a “Jewish life dork” in high school...
Keywords: Denominationalism; Reform Judaism; Baltimore Jewish Community; Jewish Theological Seminary; Barnard; New York City; Yiddish; Yiddish Theatre; NFTY; Israel; Hebrew; Sholem Aleichem; Reclaiming Yiddish; Religion; Secularism; Yiddish Book Center; Challenges of Learning Yiddish; Yiddishkeit; Yiddish Poetry; Jewish Identity